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English: 76-10X Series (First-Year Writing): Technology Quandaries

This guide contains a series of guides designed to help students enrolled in the 76-10X series complete their assignment according to the BEAM framework.


Background Sources: To search for these sources, it's best to look for specific types of sources like encyclopedias, manuals, or even books.
For example, I might try to use Advanced Search to look in our library catalog by using one of the following searches:
  • [subject] contains Technology AND [subject] contains Ethics
  • [subject] Artificial Intelligence AND [subject] contains Ethics
Here are some results worth looking at:


These sources are more likely to be journals, specialized books, databases that contain data sets.  To find them, you need to think about the type of information you need and ask yourself:
  1. Who might publish that information?  For example, datasets on language are typically collected by the census, international organizations, gallop reports, etc.
  2. What type of exhibit?  Are you looking at historical data?  current data?  How long of a set?  Are you needing surveys?
  3. Where would this data be published?  reports (by for-profit), gallop surveys (by governments or a non-profit), statistical publications (typically by organizations)?  Original research (typically in journal articles)?

For relevant resources, see also The Face of AI.

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